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Forum Name: Colon and Rectal Cancers

Question: Colon polyps/ familial polyposis

 anprdp - Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:52 am

At age 28, I underwent a colonoscopy screening due to stomach pain. I have IBS and have had it for years (since pre-puberty). During this screening, multiple polyps were found. Two of the polyps detected were already of size that they could not be removed during the colonoscopy. I later underwent a right hemicolectomy. The following year, actually 11 months since the colectomy, 5 more polyps had grown. My doctors remarks to my mother (whom came to drive me) were I would have to be screened every year as I developed them fast. My question is does this lead me to believe I have familial polyposis? From most articles I have read the number of polyps are more substantial than what I have had, but still I have quite a few and they develop so fast and tend to grow large if unchecked apparently.
My next question would be, does this mean at some point I will have cancer, no matter if I receive my screenings once a year?

Age now: 30 (next test next Feb.)
Diabetes, colon polyps, more things diagnosised than I know what to do with.
Surgeries: TMJ surgery, 2 D&C's, Gallbladder removal, tubal ligation, tubal reversal, right hemicolectomy, Lap. abscess removal, 2 septoplastys, FESS, T&A, turbinate reduction

Family history: no family history of this or colon cancer from what I can find.

Current medications: Nexium 80 mg a day, Avandamet 2mg/1000mg
 anprdp - Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:54 am

Also , none of these polyps came back cancerous at this time. All were they type to cause cancer.

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